"This city is like an open sewer, it’s full of filth and scum. Sometimes I can hardly take it." - Taxi Driver (1976)
There were some buildings… There were these really tall buildings, and they could walk. Then there were some vampires. And one of the vampires bit the tallest building, and his fangs broke off. Then all his other teeth fell out. Then he started crying. And then, all the other vampires said, “Why are you crying? Weren’t those just your baby teeth?” And he said, “No. Those were my grown-up teeth.” And the vampires knew he couldn’t be a vampire anymore, so they left him. The end.
I know you want it to stay pleasant around here, but there are so many things that are so much better. Like silly, or sexy, or dangerous, or brief. And every one of those things is in you all the time, if you just have the guts to look for them.
Pleasantville (1998) Director: Gary Ross.